Thursday, 28 April 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

RECYCLED LIGHTING FIXTURES │UNIQUE LIGHT FIXTURES

Available at PHASESAFRICA.COM
We are proud to represent the work of this amazing artist from Southern Africa.  He creates these one-of-a-kind light fixtures; by collecting naturally tumbled pieces of glass, driftwood, shells and found objects from our beaches.  There is no limit to size, shape, structure and texture. Most recently he created some unique lighting fixtures made from wood as well as beads. 
Recycled Lighting Fixture by: Phasesafrica.com

Monday, 18 April 2016

TRAVELING TO KENYA WHERE I STAYED AND WHAT I SAW

This was a short trip only 8 days in total.  Spent two nights in Nairobi and recommend you avoid staying over there if you can.  Not because there is anything wrong with Nairobi, other than the traffic, it's a nightmare you can easily spent 30 minutes in one place without moving a cm in any direction.  I was accompanied on this trip by 6 friends, 3 from South Africa, one from Los Angeles, one from Switzerland and another from Italy.  We arrived at our hotel in Nairobi on the outskirts of town, showered and spent 2 hours in traffic for a 20 minute drive to the famous Muthaiga Country Club here we met two friends that are members. Here the colonial settlers partied until the early morning hours the place is steeped in history.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muthaiga_Country_Club

Muthaiga Country Club circa 1913 Nairobi Kenya

KIDS ROOM FURNITURE AND DECOR

Kids' Room Decor │ Wire Art Zebra │ Kids Furniture and Decor

Phases Africa Furniture & Decor PTY ltd, has launched a brand new category Kids' Furniture and Decor. Our collection of children’s room rugs, animal objects and kids' room seating for all ages is just a taste of more to come.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

BEST AFRICAN TEXTILES – KUBA CLOTH


In post - Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths' abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. www.phasesafrica.com directly trade with the Congo's most renowned source on Kuba and Shoowa Cloth.
Kuba Cloth by: © Phases Africa (dot) com

Monday, 7 March 2016

AFRICAN HOME DECOR IDEAS

African Hardwood Stools Phases Africa
AFRICAN WOOD-TURNED STOOLS
Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image. Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High

Friday, 4 March 2016

SAFARIS IN ZAMBIA A RAW YET ELEGANTLY SIMPLISTIC LODGE


© Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
The old Chinzombo Camp was for years the green season base for Norman Carr way back in the 1970’s.  In 2013, award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens redesigned the camp now consisting of the six stunning villas each with its own private pools. One of the villas is a family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, ideal for families or small groups. 

SOUTH AFRICA'S MASTERS IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Miska | Seychelles
This exclusive resort, spa and group of private residences, is situated on a dramatic peninsula on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles. The reception and leisure facilities form an amphitheatre overlooking the sea edge. The restaurant building is inspired by the huge granite boulders strewn along the site.



First Crescent | Camps Bay
A minimalist home commanding a 270 degree view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. All living spaces have a great connection to the covered or uncovered terraces.
The living spaces are highly transparent to take full advantage of the views. The architecture is notable for its use of cantilevers, linear arrangement and limited palette of materials.

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CAPE WINE ROUTE│STAY IN LUXURY


Wild flowers at Babylonstoren with Simonsberg backdrop
AT ONE OF THE OLDEST CAPE DUTCH WINE FARMS - BABYLONSTOREN

Its origins - In 1692, when the borders of the Cape Colony expanded after the arrival of French Huguenots, the farm was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel to the burger Pieter van der Byl. He laid out the first vineyards and altered water courses to provide irrigation. The oldest buildings on the farm went up.

MOTORCARS - VINTAGE AND CLASSICS


ATTI TYPE 23 (BRESCIA MODIFIE) – 1925

Thursday, 25 February 2016

AFRICAN DECOR MAKES A SPLASH IN HOLLYWOOD

Source:Ricardo DeAratanha Los Angeles Times photo-shoot at Neuehouse Hollywood - wooden stools featured available at Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd)